It has a processional and stately character, having originated in courtly 16th-century ceremonies.
He has a gracious, almost courtly manner, a striking physical appearance, and a sharp mind.
It galled him to do this, but he put on his best courtly air and bowed to his queen.
Hidden in shadow of this courtly culture, the world of the highland Balinese has been largely ignored even though Bali counts among the most researched localities in the world.
It deals with two women who reject their suitors because they've decided they want to marry men who are more fashionable, affected and accustomed to courtly manners.
Taking a moment, he opened the doors for them, helping them out and giving each a courtly bow and a gentle kiss on the cheek.
Literate North India, for its part, laments the transformation of a Delhi that was once a byword for elegant poetry, Mughal manners and courtly civilisation.
The 59-year-old, with the courtly manner of the southern black gentry, shrinks from criticizing others.
He grinned, blowing out a puff of smoke, then did a courtly bow to the quarter-deck.
The young men parted to form a path as a courtly gentleman came up to us and, in impeccable English, introduced himself as the former minister of industry, retired since 1989.